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The 5 Best Timepieces From London's Annual Fine Watches Auction - Maxim

Check Out The Coolest Timepieces From London's Annual Fine Watches Auction

These high-end tickers are truly lustworthy.
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A total of 143 of the world's rarest timepieces were auctioned off at Bonhams' annual Fine Watches and Wristwatches auction in London.

They included a number of pieces from storied watchmakers like Patek Philippe, Rolex and Tag Heuer, with one Rolex going for a cool $280,625.

You may have missed your chance to make a bid on June 20, but get inspired to make an investment in next year's auction with our five favorites:

Rolex 'Paul Newman' Cosmograph Daytona

This Rolex model, which dates to the 1960s, was renamed after the iconic actor after he wore it in the 1969 movie WinningCirca 1970

Sold for $280,625

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Tag Heuer 18K Gold Carrera

Jack Heuer considered this model to be his favorite Tag Heuer watch, and the speedy beauty has been worn by old-school racing legends Niki Lauda, Clay Regazzoni and Ronnie Peterson. Circa 1971.

Sold for $57,775

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Tag Heuer "Skipperera" Chronograph

This stainless steel Tag Heuer was one of the more colorful watches offered, with a sunburst blue dial and an orange chronograph hand. Circa 1970.

Sold for $107,297

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Jaeger-LeCoultre Gyrotourbillon 2

A newer model that was no less prized, this skeletonized tourbillon wristwatch from Jaeger-LeCoultre is comprised of 373 pieces. Circa 2009.

Sold for $110,000—160,000

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Tag Heuer Monaco "Dark Lord"

A whopping 46 Tag Heuers were auctioned total, and another standout was this black-coated manual-wind racing watch. Circa 1974.

Sold for $70,981

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h/t InsideHook